7 Facts About Springfield Massachusetts

1. Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Massachusetts operated five Catholic elementary schools in the city, all of which were consolidated into a single entity, St Michael's Academy, in the autumn of 2009.

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2. On November 3, 2009, Springfield Massachusetts held its first ward elections in 50 years.

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3. In 2003, the City of Springfield Massachusetts was on the brink of financial default, and thus taken over by a Commonwealth-appointed Finance Control Board until 2009.

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4. For many years before the Giants, Springfield Massachusetts was a member of the Eastern League, between 1893 and 1943.

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5. City of Springfield Massachusetts is the economic center of Western Massachusetts.

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6. On June 1, 2011, Springfield Massachusetts was directly struck by the second-largest tornado ever to hit Massachusetts.

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7. City of Springfield Massachusetts owns the Springfield Massachusetts Country Club, located in the autonomous city of West Springfield, which separated from Springfield in 1774.

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